Athena greeted her guests warmly.
Joshua and Inna arrived with their two girls and third child on the way. Another girl, Athena was certain of it.
Haden and Faye with their two sons. Athena prayed they’d be blessed with another even as she lifted the first two and spun them across the great hall.
Ezra and Hannah with news of their first child.
So much joy, so much happiness, such a bright future.
A future some would never see.